Lower Great Southern

Located between the South-West and the Goldfield-Esperance regions, and bounded by the Wheatbelt to the north, and the Sounthern Ocean to the south. The main centre for the region is Albany, 409 km from Perth.

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Average summer day temperature: 22.9°C
Average winter day temperature: 15.6°C
Average annual rainfall: 935.7mm

Originally a whaling port,Albany was the first town to be settled in Western Australia by Europeans. Today it is renowned for its spectacular scenery, and heritage buildings. It's fresh seafood is legendary.

Albany's whaling station now operates as a museum.


Bremer Bay

Bremer Bay is a quiet little village located on some of teh most beautiful coastline in Australia.



Jerramungup started out as a war service land settlement scheme following the Second World War. The emblem of the Shire is the wedge-tailed eagle and the main industries include sheep, wheat & barley. The name is aboriginal for "Place of the tall yate trees which grow through the mist".


Average summer day temperature: 30.3°C
Average winter day temperature: 14.5°C
Average annual rainfall: 482.6mm
Average clear days: 94.2

Katanning is located in the Wheatbelt 277 km South East of Perth.


Kukerin townsite population is approximately 60 but including the surrounding farming area, it swells to around 200. There is a general store post office, medical centre and school. Lake Dumbleying is only 30mins to the west and Tarin Rock Nature Reserve is 15mins to the east.



Pingrup is a townsite that is 359km SE of Perth. The major land use is cereal and sheep farming, with an emphasis on wheat and barley production.

Although only a small town, Pingrup does however provide excellent facilities for the community and for visitors and they are working on continually improving them. These include sporting facilities for football, hockey, tennis, golf and cricket. Pingrup recently obtained a grant for the Centenary of Federation for the building of the Pingrup Historical and community Facilities Centre. The town also proudly boast a Telecentre and Library.

To help guide community development and provide leadership, the community has formed the Pingrup Progress Association. In the last few years the tiny town has faces many hardships including drought, frosts and now un-seasonal rain. This has led to a dwindling in the population. Despite this the community is still positive about ensuring the Pingrup remains a viable and strong community well into the future.